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    Billy Dodson

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  1. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I never had much trouble with my 1050 and mark7. Once I found the right die combo it ran great. I sold it because I needed the money at the time but last years taxes didnt F me as bad as expected so I went with the evo pro. I'm a gadget guy and M7 support has been good to me. The thing is brand new. Everyone that orders one this year is an early adopter and you should expect to have to work through a few issues. Do you think the first round of Dillon presses went out without customers having trouble? No. I'm receiving my fully rebuilt powder measure next week and will let you know how it goes. You cant go wrong with a 1050 and m7 I just like the new toys. With that said the evo is built like a tank compared to the 1050. Have not had a priming problem in 5k rounds. I had one federal NT brass sneak through which jammed it up but that wasn't the evos fault. I really wanted the primer collator but I'm pretty happy with the evo and the rf100.
  2. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I ran bottom dwell around 2 and index around 2 or 3 I think. I didnt do anything before fully assembling, including the motor.
  3. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Only flaring with an expander die in station 5
  4. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    My measure is at M7 now getting looked at. I run ramshot comp powder which is a flake. When I first setup the press I was seeing a variation of around .1-2 but just ran with it. Ive loaded about 4k rounds then the powder measure actuator arm thing started sticking and not returning to the bottom of its stroke. It resulted in some light cases or cases with no powder. The Powder sense caught the issue. It seems as though mine was almost grinding some of the powder and causing a build up that may be the source of the sticking. The body of the measure also had some side to side play that may or may not have contributed to it. M7 support has been really responsive to my issue, my measure has been there for 1 week now.
  5. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Why does it matter if it's the clutch or the swage that stops the press though?
  6. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Honestly. I have jacked with the swage sense until I'm pretty much just done with it. I believe the deal is running pistol at 5 or less on the clutch the clutch is always going to trip first. I have had a ticket opened with m7 about it but I think it just doesnt work at lower clutch levels. And it makes sense. It doesnt really matter which feature stops the press. If you were running rifle at high clutch settings it makes sense. If all you plan to run is pistol I really dont think swage sense is worth the cost. Wish I would have gotten bullet sense instead.
  7. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    The smaller you make the diameter the more likely you will just punch through the primer. I've tried reducing the diameter. I see it on s&b and federal head stamps the most. No way I'm sorting my brass by headstamp so I'll just deal with it until MA figures it out.
  8. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Ive tried both pin sizes. Same problem. To get a pin wide enough not to stick, it would be to wide to fit in the flash hole.
  9. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    From what I understand the flash hole size varies among brass brands. MA has another type of pin that he says stops the problem, but he recommends the press be run no faster than 1000RPH while using it.
  10. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    The only thing different between the evo and my M7 on a 1050 is the mighty armory die. The die is a tank. The way it is designed makes perfect sense. With the Lee the pin would always work its way up no matter how much I cranked on the bolt to tighten the collar. The mighty die just cant back out. With that said it has something to do with the shape of the pins and perhaps the speed of the press. I am able to run my evo a little faster than I could run my m7 on the 1050, perhaps that extra force causes the primer to stick to the pin more often. When the primer is pulled back its only just barley hanging on. But its enough for it to make it to the next station where the swage reseats it. I have tried two different types of pins from MA. I have tried polishing, sanding and lubing the pin but have not found a cure.
  11. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I run 40. Processing and loading at the same time. Press set at 2200 with some adjustments to dwell and index. I'm getting a throughput of around 1700rph. I notice a very slight flex in the tool head at the bottom of the stroke. Considering the second pin but it doesnt seem to be an issue. If I could get a mighty armory pin that would fix the primer pull back I would be pumping out ammo like crazy. Still seeing about 5 stoppages per 100 due to primer pull back. The decap sense has sped up clearing those significantly though.
  12. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    My RF runs 100% reliable. I never have an upside down primer. The key is tuning the plastic thing that is at the top of the ramp. I also only run CCI small pistol primers. From everything I have read CCI run the best in the RF. Also my RF is sitting on a rubber mat, this is a key thing that helps it run more consistent as well. Some people use mouse pads, mine is a little thicker rubber than a mouse pad.
  13. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I've had a good experience with support. Me not being able to troubleshoot during normal working hours slows the process down. But ive had good results videoing any questions I've had. I work in IT and know the value of having the most information on a problem and setup as possible really helps get a quicker resolution. If you submit vague support request without much to go on dont expect much in return. I can agree the post monitoring on their forum is a little annoying. I understand its use but with having forum members be vetted by actual owners only I dont quite see the need. The forum is pretty dead i just use it for videos and write ups.
  14. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I didnt call anyone. Just registered the press on the community site. Took about 12 hours to get authorized.
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